It’s cold and flu season. Cold symptoms usually include sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, headaches, and body aches. Most people recover within about 7-10 days. Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue (tiredness), some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever. If you believe you have the flu or prolonged symptoms associated with the flu, please do not attend classes--contact a health care provider immediately. More information is available at the CDC website.